Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
The heart of a portrait is not in the paint but in the sketch. I've Been working on my sketching for the past weeks, taking my time with it, critiquing my own work but enjoying the whole ride as well. Can't wait to start on some more faces!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Saturday, August 21, 2010
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Saturday, July 31, 2010
My very first attempt to render skin texture. This is the most detailed piece I have ever done and I like how this turned out!
Posted by BROD WONG at 8:23 AM
Monday, July 26, 2010
A fun painting I did for the Hybrid Hero Contest. I didn't come close to winning, much less being voted but I had a whole lot of fun doing this!
Posted by BROD WONG at 11:01 PM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I've never tried digital cross-hatching. I also never tried to really prepare a sketch before painting it. Whenever I cross-hatched with pencil and paper, my strokes disappear and become shading. I still need to control the strokes more though. These are for an assignment from the Advanced Caricature Class of Paul Moyse . Hopefully I'll get to paint them when I have more time!
Posted by BROD WONG at 1:00 AM
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
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Friday, April 23, 2010
|Here's a lil cuban frog I did today. It took me around 3.5 hours to do. It's a study I did from a reference.|
Posted by BROD WONG at 11:40 PM
|This is my painted version of Bill Pressing's awesome work. Just heard of this amazing artist from Bobby Chiu's ChiuStream interview with the artists. I am instantly a fan.|
Posted by BROD WONG at 11:07 PM
Thursday, April 22, 2010
|This lesson was about Vectors. I shunned the idea of it since vectors can have a mind of their own. Bobby clearly explained how to tame this tiger of a technique and now it's as easy as 123.|
|This was about painting hair without pulling out your own in the process.|
|This lesson was about smudging to create a much smoother transition yet still retaining a painterly feel to your finished piece.|
|This was about adding texture to your existing painting. It's a series of adjusting and blending, but it gives another level of depth to your starting piece.|
|This lesson was about painting with customized brushes to make your digital art work seem like it was done traditionally. Great technique and process!|
|This lesson was about colorizing from black and white.|
|This first lesson was about visualizing from darkness. You must have a good stock knowledge of shapes and form, otherwise nothing will come out of a black piece of canvas.|
|An attempt to paint a scantily clad woman|
Posted by BROD WONG at 12:12 PM
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
This guy took me quite some time to finish. I wanted to make sure that my clean up was improving. It may have taken me around 2 days to post this, although, I'm thinking of maybe posting every other day so I don't rush it.
Posted by BROD WONG at 2:39 PM
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Yesterday was one of those days. No matter what I did, I just couldn't get anything done. I had gone through 4 different concepts that got me bogged down and exasperated. After a night's sleep with a refreshed perspective, I had finally nailed down my second attempt to paint without copying. I did however use a reference of a tadpole for inspiration. This took me 2.5 hours to finish.
Posted by BROD WONG at 2:16 PM
Monday, January 18, 2010
This is my first attempt to digitally paint a concept, design and lighting on my own. The challenges I encountered were changing everything midway since I felt everything needed to be pushed more. Because of that, I had to rework areas, erasing and painting over lights and shadows over and over again. It got a bit frustrating since I lost count how many hours I spent on this. I feel I may have bitten more than I could chew with this one. However, I'm quite satisfied with the result. On to my next one!
Posted by BROD WONG at 1:40 PM
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I was thinking of subjects that would be good to practice painting on, and my thoughts went to one of my favorite artists of all time, Norman Rockwell. Knowing that I had to make one painting a day, and that painting something of his style would take way way longer than painting a finger, I decided to give it a try. It would be a good way to study how Norman Rockwell painted this boy and what he considered when rendering the piece. I particularly liked how he described the structure of the face through light and shadow. It's true that once you start painting (and not just merely observing) you get to see first hand what the artist did in order to explain certain forms in terms of how much paint he needed to use to bring out the bulge on the forehead, the subtle hint of the scapula at the back, the knee bone, how hard edges must be to show the glistening of wet hair etc. The wrinkles on the clothes were challenging, since your eyes just get lost in all the swirls and zig zags of the texture. At that point, I just told myself, if it looks like cloth, that's good enough for me. This took a total of 5 hours to paint and another 2.5 hours to clean up. Although it took a while, I'm pretty pleased at how it turned out, I was able to put the method to another test drive, making this complex piece, possible to paint in less time than I would prior to this class.
Posted by BROD WONG at 10:38 AM
Friday, January 15, 2010
My third practice painting of a Diadoumenos sculpture. Credits to Calvin Carter of Flickr. I took around 3 hours to finish this. It was rather difficult to get the right values around the face working. It doesn't look exactly like the original but hey, it's an exercise on tonal values and not so much on accuracy right? (just my way of making myself feel better)
Posted by BROD WONG at 1:06 PM